Starbucks Is Giving Away Free Coffee To NHS Staff And Rail Workers
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Starbucks is giving away free coffee to NHS staff and rail workers tomorrow (14 December).
As a thank you for their hard work during the coronavirus pandemic, all transport workers carrying a Rail Staff Travel (RST) card will be entitled to a free tall filter coffee from the chain.
The offer is also open to first responders and care workers as long as they show their ID cards when they order.
However, the freebie is not available online or for mobile deliveries, and has to be ordered in person.
NHS workers and rail staff are entitled to one free coffee each.
This comes after Morrisons announced that it was offering a 10 percent discount on shopping for people working in 30 different careers.
This expanded the savings previously offered by the chain, with those in the police, the army, the fire service, and social care will now benefit from it.
The full list of eligible professions is:
- 4x4 Response
- Ambulance Service
- Blood Bikes
- Border Force
- British Army
- Cave Rescue
- Ministry of Defence Fire Service
- Ministry of Defence Police
- Mountain Rescue
- Red Cross
- Reserve Armed Forces
- Royal National Lifeboat Institution
- Royal Air Force
- Royal Marines
- Royal Navy Search and Rescue
- Second Line Responders
- Social Care Workers
- St Andrews Ambulance
- St John Ambulance
- UK Visas and Immigration
- Community First Responders
- Fire Service
- Highways England Traffic Officer
- HM Armed Forces Veterans
- HM Coastguard
- HM Prison Service
- Immigration Enforcement
- Lowland Search and Rescue
Like the Starbucks offer, in order to qualify for the discount, workers have to physically go into the shop as it cannot be used online.
If you haven't got a Blue Light Card yet, you can register online and it costs £4.99 for two years.
However, it's important to bear in mind that it can't be used on a number of products in Morrisons, including Tobacco, fuel, spirits (England), booze in general (Scotland and Wales), and stamps.
It will, though, give you access to the early-bird shopping hour on a Saturday between 6am and 7am, which has until now been dedicated to NHS staff.
The chains had already offered 10 percent off to teaching staff last month.
Since 2 November, teachers, teaching assistants, catering staff, dinner ladies, caretakers, cleaners and school office staff have been able to claim the discount on groceries at stores across the UK.
All they have to do is present their school photo ID card at the till at any of Mozzas' 498 stores, with the discount lasting 'until after Christmas'.
The folks over at Morrisons sprang into action at the start of the pandemic to help keep the supply of food coming despite increased pressure.
And in March, the supermarket even donated £10 million worth of groceries to food banks to help them meet high demand.